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More SEC underclassmen drafted than other conference

  • 6:30 am Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Andy Johnston
Auburn's Tre Mason was one of many SEC players who have left with a year of eligibility remaining. (AP)

Steve Spurrier wouldn’t be surprised if RB Mike Davis leaves for the NFL after this season.

Davis will have a year of eligibility left, but Spurrier might help push him out the door.

“Mike Davis, if he has a big year, he’s going to go pro,” Spurrier told ESPN.com. “And we’re going to tell him to go pro, because he should. The lifespan of a running back is only a certain amount of years. If a young man after three years can go, we’re going to shake his hand and let him go. That’s why you keep recruiting more running [More]

With more seats, Les Miles says LSU stadium will pump up the volume

  • 3:00 pm Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

That roar you’ve heard from somewhere west of the Mississippi River will grow in intensity this year.

LSU finished the end zone expansion to Tiger Stadium, raising its capacity to 102,321.

“If you thought we were loud before, we just got louder,” coach Les Miles said at SEC Media Days earlier today.

Les on Tiger Stadium: “We enjoy the style of people that come in there who are intimately attached to our football team.”— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) July 16, 2014

Tiger Stadium is now the second-biggest venue in the SEC, behind Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium. Nationally, it’s behind only Michigan (109,901), Penn State’s [More]

LSU’s Tiger Stadium is the best in country, media say

  • 12:21 pm Monday, July 7th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Everybody has their favorite stadiums.

You might love Neyland Stadium because that’s where you saw your first game. Or Doak Campbell, simply because you’re a FSU fan.

Even sportswriters have our faves, either for the atmosphere or accessibility to interview rooms or even for the ease of getting in and out on game days.

Athlon polled 15 members of the national media to find out their favorite stadiums.

Here is the result:

1. Tiger Stadium, LSU

2. Ohio Stadium, Ohio State

3. Autzen Stadium, Oregon

4. Kyle Field, Texas A&M

5. Bryant-Denny Stadium, Alabama

6. Notre Dame Stadium

7. Neyland Stadium, Tennessee

8. Sanford Stadium, Georgia

9. Husky Stadium, Washington

10. Beaver [More]

Les Miles (who else?) strikes pose after hitting miniature golf putt

  • 11:28 am Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

We’ve seen Les Miles in all forms of zaniness.

There’s the postgame rants, the emotional outbursts, the long tangents about abstract things pertaining to life.

He even once kissed a pig.

Now, there’s the LSU coach playing miniature golf, preserved for all of us to see on social media.

Make sure you watch to see Miles’ reaction after the shot.

Miles will need to perform more magic at LSU this season after losing WRs Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, RBs Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue, DTs Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson and right guard Trai Turner, who left school early to enter the [More]